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A thought on outliving people

As we age, there’s a terrible temptation to think in terms of outliving: our enemies, witnesses to our humiliations, those who know secrets. There are two problems with the mentality, both serious.

  1. The longer you live, the shorter-lived your pleasure with each outlived person/mistake.
  2. The more you adopt this mentality, the more the world looks forward to the years without you.

Have a good weekend, and think positive.